Cochrane Updates & NICE Guidelines, Practical Evidence About Real Life Situations (PEARLS) are succinct summaries of Cochrane Systematic Reviews for primary care practitioners.
PEARLS provide guidance on whether a treatment is effective or ineffective, prepared as an educational resource and not replacing clinician judgment in the management of individual cases. View PEARLS online at: www.cochraneprimarycare.org.
- Citalopram effective for major depression;
- Insufficient evidence for exercise preventing gestational diabetes mellitus;
- Psychological interventions may be effective for non-cardiac chest pain;
- No benefits of omega-3 fatty acid on cognitive function in older people;
- Phone messaging increases attendance at healthcare appointments;
- Drug use disorders;
- Social and emotional well-being – early years;
- Stable angina;
- Antenatal care;
- Identifying and managing tuberculosis among hard-to-reach groups;
- Preventing type 2 diabetes: risk identification and interventions for individuals at high risk;
- Obesity- working with local communities;
- Hepatitis B and C: ways to promote and offer testing to people at increased risk of infection;
Document Type: Research Article